Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Perlman, Ron

$14.98 
SKU: 025192383151

UPC 025192383151
Release Date 2017-01-17
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 1
Length 120
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis [HELLBOY II] delivers plenty of inventive thrills....The action is well-paced, the production design striking and the creatures and special effects spectacular. Del Toro is an extraordinary visual stylist...[A]live with fantasy and invention. To see this film, beautifully shot by Guillermo Navarro, is to truly feel you've entered another world, filled with nightmarish things both unimaginable and indescribable.The story of HELLBOY 2 is a happy hodgepodge of bantering humor and portentous metaphysics, packing a remarkable range of moods and genre elements into a fairly compact 110 minutes.HELLBOY II: THE GOLDEN ARMY begs any number of referential mash-ups to be used as description of its outlandish tonal and stylistic qualities. It's a little like a romantic and sophisticated live-action Ninja Turtles movie imbued with a cracked version of H.P. Lovecraft's monster storytelling. It's a feature-length version of STAR WARS's Mos Eisley Cantina mixed with a scrappy, proficient passion for creature design reminiscent of Ray Harryhausen. It's also kind of director/co-writer Guillermo del Toro's HELLBOY (2004) wrapped in a blanket of his PAN'S LABYRINTH. This sequel is all these things, but none of them can accurately capture the singularity of a movie which, in some ways, stands alone in its ability to capture the crass and literary luridness of reading a comic book. It's filled with gross creatures bursting with humanity, dark poetry, and slapstick comedy; in one scene, an argument between Hellboy and Johann Krauss, a formless gas contained in a mobilized suit, escalates to the point of Tom-&-Jerry-like violence. As Hellboy himself, a heartfelt anti-hero who regularly eliminates supernatural threat as an agent for the U.S. Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense alongside girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair) and comrade Abe Sapien, Ron Perlman again embodies the role with the kind of pathos and humor that one can only expect from a horned, red-skinned Hell-spawn who loves kittens and acts like a hardboiled detective who happens to watch TV and drink a lot of canned beer. HELLBOY II's rather interesting antagonist, Prince Nuada, isn't just an evil dude. In the mold of the complex villains typically found in Hayao Miyazaki's animated fairy tales, his intentions of restoring control over Earth to an Elvish race by regaining the key to unlock the indestructible Golden Army are at least based on a legitimately noble sentiment before megalomania kicks in.[A] hard-driving psychedelic action-movie fantasia....del Toro stages all of the action brilliantly....Dazzling... -- Grade: B+[A] breeze to watch...constantly inventive in its monsters and always ironic...4 stars out of 5 -- There is plenty of action....Del Toro's fondness for the macabre, and for clockwork, colour this film in a way that's instantly recognisable.[The film] arrives with stunningly beautiful set pieces, alien creatures that would make George Lucas catch his breath, and a color palette so bright and wondrous as to take your breath away.4 stars out of 5 -- [T]here's more poetry and subtext than is typical for a comic-book movie, with themes of fertility, maturity and mortality laced throughout the slam-bang action set-pieces.
Cast Lloyd Levin (Producer)
Lawrence Gordon (Producer)
Chris Symes (Executive Producer)
Danny Elfman (Composer)
Mike Mignola (Story)
Guillermo Del Toro (Screenwriter)
Luke Goss (Star)
Selma Blair (Star)
Doug Jones (Star)
Guillermo Del Toro (Story)
Stephen Scott (Production Designer)
John Alexander (Star)
Guillermo Del Toro (Director)
Mike Richardson (Producer)
Mike Mignola (Source Writer)
Ron Perlman (Star)
Guillermo Navarro (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Scene Explorer: Schfften Goggle View Production Workshop Puppet Theater Comicc Book Builder U-Control: Set Visits U-Control: Director's Notebook U-Control: Concept Art Gallery Troll Market Tour with Director Guillermo del Toro Feature Commentary with Guillermo del Toro Feature Commentary with Cast Members Jeffrey Tambor, Selma Blair & Luke Gross Deleted Scenes with Optional Director's Commentary Zinco Epilogue Animated Comic Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish DTS - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.30000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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